HBO’s promotional tie-in website, ThreeEyedRaven.com, began its teasing campaign tonight, sending out messages via raven (well, text message), to give viewers their first real taste of Game of Thrones season 5 footage.
The campaign is off to a bit of a bumpy start, with not all fans able to access the website and many not receiving their notification yet, but the Game of Thrones official Twitter has confirmed they are working on the issue.
Luckily several viewers have summarized the teaser footage contained in the promos.
But they had to do it quickly, because it seems that, like Bran’s visions, these visions only happen once and then they cannot be viewed again.
UPDATE: One of the teasers was captured on video, and is available below.
The comments below are gathered from WatchersOnTheWall readers, in this post:
Sansa, staring straight ahead at the camera. The image was a bit distorted, like the effect that movies and TV sometimes use to dramatize someone waking up from a dream. Couldn’t tell if it was part of the shot or an intentional effect, but the footage looked like it might be new.
-A shot of Tyrion (no beard) sitting in the dark, looking sullen. I’m pretty sure that this was old footage from when Oberyn visits him in “Mockingbird”.
-A face carved into a Weirwood tree. Probably old footage – it looked similar to the one at which Bran had the vision in Season 4. However, even if it is new, there would be nothing to identify it as such since the face on the tree occupied the entire shot.
-A raven cawing. Possibly old footage. Didn’t notice if it had three eyes or not.
-The Braavosi captain and Arya in rowboat, moving left to right across the screen. Some gray stones like those we saw from the filming reports of Kastel Gomilica behind them. Definitely new footage!
-A hand (it looked like it belong to a woman or a girl) trailing over a dark pool of water. Definitely new.
-Cersei, peering out from behind a ornate grate. It looked like she might be in a litter. Definitely new footage!
-The white book being closed. Possibly old footage, although I don’t remember the exact angle of the shot from the show.
-the Braavosi captain rowing a small boat
-Arya touching the water (well I don’t think it showed her face but it was obviously her)
-Cersei behind a screen of some sort (I couldn’t tell what t was, I first thought it was a litter but I’m not sure)
– a weirwood tree – – the White Book being slammed closed.
The shots of Arya and the captain were obviously new but I wasn’t sure if any of the other shots were.
Greatjon of Slumber:
–A quick shot of Sansa’s face looking directly at the camera (looked new)
–The face of a heart tree
–Tyrion’s face, looking grim. Did not see facial hair. Not sure what it was, old or new.
–A raven cawing (I think old image)
–A small boat rowing past a portcullis – not Sansa leaving with Dontos, this was sunlit, and it was going from left to right
–Cersei’s face, obscured by a wicker-type criss-cross thing.
–The Kingsguard book, being slammed closed (may have been the Jaime image from Season 4)
Update: There was indeed a shot of the throne room — but it looked very similar to Season 2 House of the Undying footage – it was a front-view shot of the Iron Throne, with a roofless throne room covered in snow. Was it an exact angle we saw during “Valar Morghulis?” I’m not sure -it was a closer-in shot than the far-shots we saw in that episode, but doesn’t mean it wasn’t older footage.
The Sight Receiver:
Three Eyed Raven texted me! Got a very quick video of a sword that looked like Ice, Arya opening an eye, Jaime waking up with a start. It went by so fast, no reruns allowed.
Sue the Fury says: Hopefully the bugs will get worked out and everyone will be able to view the teasers soon. Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers for their descriptions.
UPDATE: A reddit user recorded one of the teasers on screen-capture video, so it’s a little rough, but we can see the footage. Looking at it now, we can see the new glimpses of season 5 in the teasers are the shots of Arya and the Braavosi captain in the rowboat, and Cersei looking out from behind the grate in the litter.